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This Children’s Advent Calendar Printable adds a bit of fun and memorable traditions to your Christmas. 30 children’s advent calendar ideas and cards for the whole family.
I originally shared these advent calendar cards for children, but have realized since I began using them and even more so after you all have been using them that they are really great for the whole family!
I absolutely love Christmas! It is without a doubt, my favorite holiday. I just love everything about it.
The smells of Christmas trees, cookies baking, and cooler weather in the air.
The sights of bright Christmas lights, houses decorated in their holiday best, and stockings hung by the mantle.
I love the sounds of Christmas carols, the Salvation Army Christmas bells, and of course the laughter that just goes along with so many Christmas activities – especially where kids are involved.
But most of all, I love the feeling of Christmas.
Without getting overly sappy, or preachy, let’s just say I love the feeling of family, faith and celebrating the holiday in spiritual and fun ways. I enjoy taking the four weeks before Christmas, the advent season, to create special memories with my family. We have traditions that are absolute must-dos like visiting the live nativity at our church, but I also like to incorporate other things to keep things new as well.
While my family celebrates advent in a spiritual way, we also have a children’s advent calendar for memory-making and fun activities to do with our son. Some days include silly activities – like PJ day – while others are more thoughtful – such as sending a Christmas card to a soldier or baking something for someone special.
I thought I would share the cards I’ve made for our fun advent calendar that you can print and use with your own family.
There are 30 fun Christmas activity ideas that you can select your favorites to use. You can print the cards on the paper of your choice and then cut into individual cards. Then, you can add the cards to your family’s advent calendar or even create your own by making an envelope for each day and placing one of the cards inside for that day. Then, you can countdown along with your children by enjoying that day’s activity together!
Please note I’ve made my Children’s Advent Calendar printable available for personal use only. I definitely hope you enjoy all the fun in store for your family this Christmas season.
From the Add a Pinch Living archives, originally published 2012.
This is Perfect! You just give me a brilliant idea!
Great! I hope you enjoy it, Jacque!
Advent calendars are a long tradition in my family, but one that I’ve let slide the past couple years. I just picked one up at the Lego store this past week – the girls are crazy to start opening those doors! I love your printables – such a great idea!
Those by Lego are just cute as they can be, aren’t they? We’ve used one of theirs in the past and loved it.
I printed out my cards and put them in number 1 coin envelopes with a number written on each one. I finally decided to put them in our Christmas tree for my son to open each morning. I think I’m just as excited as he is to begin opening them!
I hope your girls have fun opening those Lego doors. So fun!
I have these printed, cut, and ready to go in this year’s advent calendar. Thanks for sharing!
I just love your cute little cards!! I made a bunch of advent calendars this year and I’m totally sharing these on my page!! Thanks 🙂
thank you so much for this post and free printable. It’s such a great idea and really helps me out last minute this year!!!
Hi Robyn! These are the best yet! Thank you so much for sharing! I had these printed out last year, and of course a few went missing (should have printed two copies!) and now I am having a hard time printing the whole set of 30. I can only access one page…any hints?
many thanks- happy holiday!
I’m so glad your family enjoys them! We look forward to every morning seeing what fun thing we’ll be doing for the day! Here is the link to the full printable. (https://addapinch.com/living/files/2012/11/Childrens-Christmas-Advent-Calendar-Ideas-2.pdf) I just double checked and could print all three pages, but please let me know if you continue to have problems with it printing and I can email it to you. xo
I love your ideas for the cards! I also was having trouble brining anything but the one page up. In you last comment you talked about a link but I couldn’t use that also. Any helpful hints. Thanks so Much
I’m so sorry you are having problems with it. Does it give you the option to save it to your computer and then print from there? If not, just let me know and I can email the pdf file to you. xo
Thank you so much for sharing! I am in the process of making two advent calendars for niece & nephew, and you have saved the day with your wonderful printable.
Oh I hope they both love it! xo